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Science Week experiment a success 6 March 2007

A SCIENCE Fair last Friday marked the end of a successful Science Week at Rushen School.

Year 5 and 6 students selected their experiments before the half-team break and tested them in the run up to the week's finale.

The rest of the school attended to see their work and have a go themselves. Parents went along to the school in the afternoon. Head teacher Tom Thomson said the event was a 'brilliant success'.Rushen's young scientists at work

Castle Rushen High School head of science John Kinley judged the entries and and prizes were presented by Neil Duggan, who sponsored the fair.

In Year 6 the best overall were Graihagh O'Hagan and Charley Blackwell, with Macauley Robinson and David Cowell second. The best presentation was by Chloe Gledhill and Eleanor Matthews, with Arabella Thomas and Lucy Bott runners-up. The most innovative experiment was by Ross Ollier, with Tom Crawley and J. J. Kirkland close behind.

Best overall in Year 5 were Shannon Morrow and Maddie Taggart, with Ciara Whelan and Ciara Morris second. The best presentation was by Caitlin Stanfield and Rachel Joynes, with Dale Corrin and Ryan Crawley second. Most innovative were Guy Davies and Dolyn Kiefer. Niamh Merritt and Jessica Johnstone were runners-up.

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